The marketers are trying to convince us that bottled water is healthy, fresh and that it comes from the springs of the highest mountain tops. Many still believe that the plastic bottles that we throw away are recycled and that no harm is being done to the environment in the process of making plastic bottles. That could not be further from the truth. So here are five reasons why everyone should start using reusable water bottles.
The difference between the regular plastic water bottles and the reusable ones is that the reusable water bottles don’t contain BPA. What is BPA? It stands for bisphenol A and it is an industrial chemical that is used primarily to make plastic products such as regular plastic water bottles. It is colorless and is soluble in organic solvents, but not in water. Reusable water bottles are made of BPA-free material. Consequently, they are safer for us and for the nature.
The common belief is that the plastic bottles we toss away are recycled, but some researches claim the opposite. For example, people in the United States throw 2.5 million plastic bottles into the trash per hour instead of the recycling bin. With using reusable water bottles the problem with recycling would get smaller, since less bottles would be used and most importantly, reusable water bottles are far less dangerous for the environment.
Drinking a lot of bottled water means tossing away a lot of plastic bottles. That means that if everyone used reusable water bottles the problem with waste would decrease largely.
Bottled water is extremely expensive, although it is mostly just filtered tap water. Advertisements with athletes running in pure nature, mountains, spring water is mostly just an attempt to convince consumers that bottled water is something special and somehow better than tap water. Not true. That is just marketing move. In reality, reusable water bottles are far cheaper and healthier.
If regular plastic bottles are reused or exposed to sun or heat, they can leach chemicals into the water. That cannot happen with reusable water bottles.